The 2016 Classic Car and Motorcycle season has got off to a wonderful start, with a parade of over 350 classic cars and motorcycles attending the parade on the Paseo in January – an event enjoyed by several thousand visitors – as part of the San Sebastian activities, whilst also collecting food for the Palma Am Els (Palma Without Hunger) initiative. A video and photos of the event can be seen at www.mallorcaclassicweek.com.
With an ever-burgeoning status as a primary location for the enjoyment of motoring classics, Mallorca is going to welcome another stunning event to the 2016 calendar when an International Concours d’Elegance for vintage cars and motorcycles will be organized for the first time on the island.
Port Adriano, Driving Mallorca, The Classic Car Club of Mallorca, the American Car Club and vintage motorcycle tour specialists Albion Motorcycles are working alongside various other institutions to co-operated under the banner of Mallorca Classic Week for the benefit of local charitable beneficiaries , including the JoyRon Foundation and AEA SOLIDARIA.
Jointly hosted by the Clubs, the inaugural Mallorca Classic Week taking place in September 2016 will offer a great incentive for classic car, motorcycle and yacht owners from abroad to travel to the island.
Classic cars and motorcycles are fast becoming as much of a feature of Mallorca as the many beautiful classic yachts that pass through the island, providing the impetus for the organising Clubs to add another date in the diary celebrating the finest in the genre that the world has to offer, whilst also enabling those participating to enjoy some of the most breathtaking and finest driving roads in Europe.
The reaction of classic motorists to the concept has been overwhelmingly positive, with entries coming in 9 months ahead of the start. Limits for particpants of the Welcome Barbecue, the Pleasure Drives, the Classic Car Festival and the Mallorca Sightseeing Rallye can be checked at www.mallorcaclassicweek.com. The number of participants for the International Concours d´Elegance will be limited to 50 cars and 20 motorcycles, the cars and motorcycles will be handpicked by the jury. 36 applications already have been received from the island and all over Europe. Potential entrants should know that the finest Seat 600 is just as welcome as more extraordinary vehicles – and there is a great number on the island! Balearia Ferries, as a new sponsor amongst a growing list, is offering a 50 % discount for vehicles and 40 % on passengers for participants of MCW for passages from Denia, Valencia and Barcelona to Mallorca.
Classic Cars and motorcycles need to be of an age over 25 years with contemporary changes allowed, with entrants adding to the atmosphere by being asked to dress for the Concourse d’Elegance in a contemporary style fitting the period of their vehicles.
Port Adriano and the Philippe Stark-designed marina building provide the perfect setting for an event of this kind for individuals and families, as much as for enthusiasts. Admission for spectators is free. As well as the numerous restaurants on site, affordable food and drinks facilities will be available in Port Adriano following the theme of the American Car Show – Hamburgers, hot dogs and other snacks.
For further information on Mallorca Classic Week:
Hamish Goddard: Hamish@drivingmallorca.com +34 626 107 775
MCW Coordination: Dr. Roman Hummelt, +34 (971) 727905; 34 (650) 874013